Open Water Scuba Instructor

A dive Instructor needs little introduction by now. If you love diving and want to share that love with other people, there is simply no other way to do so as effectively and efficiently as to become a qualified Instructor. It’s not easy, but success here means you can take non-divers and introduce them to the underwater world, and their safety is your responsibility. That’s no mean feat, and no little achievement!

To become a PADI Instructor you need to complete a 4 day coaching course (no assessment) with a Course Director. Then to actually earn your stripes, you have to pass a 2-day assessment conducted by PADI staff themselves (and for which you must pay PADI directly).

Once you’re qualified... you can teach people to scuba dive!

  • Minimum Age
  • 18 years old
  • Duration
  • Minimum of 90 hours training.
  • Prerequisites
  • You must be a certified Assistant Instructor with a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 15 must be deep dives (below 27m) and some must be night dives, Nitrox dives and navigation dives.
  • You should also be able to demonstrate a range of experience in different diving conditions.
  • Cost
  • POA

Please Note: Dive South doesn’t run the PADI Instructor course in-house, we’ll refer you to one of our specially selected IDC Centre partners.

If you would like further information please contact us

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